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VIDEO: Police looking for arson suspect after Phoenix business fire

Posted at 4:48 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 09:03:12-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are looking for a man believed to have set a fire while attempting to burglarize a business early Wednesday morning.

Officials were called to the business complex near 7th Street and Thunderbird Road around 4:15 a.m.

A man was reportedly seen attempting to burglarize a storage unit behind a business there, and then 30 minutes later, the suspect lit the unit on fire and fled the area on foot.

The blaze damaged the business structure, police say.

The suspect is described as a man between 165 and 185 pounds. He was wearing dark shorts, a white tee shirt, dark tennis shoes and a multi-colored backpack at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Phoenix Police Crimestop at 602-262-6151 or if they wish to remain anonymous, 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S (480-948-6377) OR 480-T-E-S-T-I-G-O For Spanish. Callers could earn a reward of up to $1000.